The table below looks at the statistics for System Testing skills in IT contracts advertised for the East of England region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited System Testing over the 3 months to 18 September 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Location
3 months to
18 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
System Testing
Rank 128 103 126
Rank change year-on-year
-25 +23
Contract jobs citing System Testing 21 18 15
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 0.68% 0.77% 0.49%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.88% 1.06% 0.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 15 12 11
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£368 £375 £401
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.00% -6.36%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £274 £266 £370
10% offered a daily rate of more than £448 £506 £463
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £350 £305
% change year-on-year
-7.14% +14.75%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 0
Average hourly rate - £46.75 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £42.50 £20.00
% change year-on-year
- +112.50%
System Testing
England

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Processes & Methodologies category in contract jobs advertised in the East of England region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
East of England
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
2385 1691 2126
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 77.38% 72.08% 69.68%
Number of daily rates quoted 1459 842 1103
Average daily rate £400 £375 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £250 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £530 £515 £460
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £370 £363
% change year-on-year
+1.35% +2.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 143 124 211
Average hourly rate £26.50 £36.00 £32.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-26.38% +10.76%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £12.55 £15.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.00 £50.00 £41.90
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.00 £30.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-13.33% -

System Testing
Jobs Demand Trend in the East of England

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing System Testing across the East of England region as a proportion of the total demand within the Processes & Methodologies category.

System Testing Jobs Demand Trend in the East of England

System Testing
Daily Rate Trend in the East of England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing System Testing across the East of England region.

System Testing Daily Rate Trend in the East of England

System Testing
Daily Rate Histogram in the East of England

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing System Testing across the East of England region over the 3 months to 18 September 2014.

System Testing Daily Rate Histogram in the East of England

System Testing
Hourly Rate Trend in the East of England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing System Testing across the East of England region.

System Testing Hourly Rate Trend in the East of England

System Testing
Contract Job Locations in the East of England

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing System Testing within the East of England region over the 3 months to 18 September 2014. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
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Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Hertfordshire -22 10 £274 -7.20% 1
Bedfordshire -12 4 £378 - 1
Cambridgeshire +3 3 £446 +62.18% 2
Suffolk +1 3 £368 -13.52%
Essex -13 1 £313 -29.77% 1
System Testing
England

System Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the East of England

For the 6 months to 18 September 2014, IT contractor jobs across the East of England region citing System Testing also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited System Testing.

1 18 (43.90%) Finance
2 15 (36.59%) SQL
3 14 (34.15%) Degree
3 14 (34.15%) User Acceptance Testing
4 13 (31.71%) E-Commerce
5 12 (29.27%) Retail
6 11 (26.83%) Java
7 10 (24.39%) XML
7 10 (24.39%) HP
7 10 (24.39%) ISEB
7 10 (24.39%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
8 9 (21.95%) Microsoft
9 8 (19.51%) Manufacturing
9 8 (19.51%) UNIX
9 8 (19.51%) HTML
9 8 (19.51%) Integration Testing
9 8 (19.51%) QA
9 8 (19.51%) Test Scripting
10 7 (17.07%) Analytical Skills
10 7 (17.07%) Oracle
10 7 (17.07%) MS Visio
10 7 (17.07%) Internet
10 7 (17.07%) Project Management
11 6 (14.63%) IBM
11 6 (14.63%) Regression Testing
11 6 (14.63%) QuickTest Pro
11 6 (14.63%) LoadRunner
11 6 (14.63%) Flash
11 6 (14.63%) MQSeries
11 6 (14.63%) MS Excel

System Testing
Top Related IT Skills in the East of England by Category

For the 6 months to 18 September 2014, IT contractor jobs across the East of England region citing System Testing also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited System Testing. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 6 (14.63%) MQSeries
1 6 (14.63%) WebSphere
2 3 (7.32%) SharePoint
2 3 (7.32%) WebLogic
2 3 (7.32%) IIS
2 3 (7.32%) Apache
3 2 (4.88%) Adobe CQ
Applications
1 7 (17.07%) MS Visio
2 6 (14.63%) MS Excel
3 5 (12.20%) MS Office
4 4 (9.76%) MS PowerPoint
5 3 (7.32%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 1 (2.44%) Oracle Payroll
Communications & Networking
1 7 (17.07%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (14.63%) DB2
1 6 (14.63%) DbVisualizer
2 4 (9.76%) Oracle Database
2 4 (9.76%) Relational Database
2 4 (9.76%) BusinessObjects XI
2 4 (9.76%) RDBMS
3 2 (4.88%) MySQL
4 1 (2.44%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 1 (2.44%) Oracle Reports
4 1 (2.44%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 6 (14.63%) QuickTest Pro
1 6 (14.63%) LoadRunner
2 2 (4.88%) SoapUI
3 1 (2.44%) Team Foundation Server
3 1 (2.44%) Balsamiq Mockups
General
1 18 (43.90%) Finance
2 12 (29.27%) Retail
3 8 (19.51%) Manufacturing
4 3 (7.32%) Pharmaceutical
5 1 (2.44%) Back Office
5 1 (2.44%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 20 (48.78%) Analyst
2 17 (41.46%) Business Analyst
3 9 (21.95%) Tester
4 6 (14.63%) Business Systems Analyst
4 6 (14.63%) Systems Analyst
5 5 (12.20%) Developer
6 4 (9.76%) Business Objects Developer
6 4 (9.76%) Business Developer
6 4 (9.76%) Project Manager
7 3 (7.32%) Systems Tester
7 3 (7.32%) Test Manager
8 2 (4.88%) Senior Business Analyst
8 2 (4.88%) Senior Analyst
8 2 (4.88%) QA Tester
8 2 (4.88%) Business Project Manager
8 2 (4.88%) Business Manager
8 2 (4.88%) QA Analyst
9 1 (2.44%) Insurance Business Analyst
9 1 (2.44%) Payroll Manager
9 1 (2.44%) IT Assistant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (24.39%) XML
2 8 (19.51%) HTML
3 6 (14.63%) J2EE
3 6 (14.63%) Flash
4 2 (4.88%) MDX
4 2 (4.88%) REST
4 2 (4.88%) SOAP
5 1 (2.44%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 7 (17.07%) Analytical Skills
2 4 (9.76%) Computer Science
3 2 (4.88%) Management Information System
4 1 (2.44%) Statistics
4 1 (2.44%) Mathematics
Operating Systems
1 8 (19.51%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (34.15%) User Acceptance Testing
2 13 (31.71%) E-Commerce
3 8 (19.51%) Integration Testing
3 8 (19.51%) Test Scripting
4 7 (17.07%) Project Management
5 6 (14.63%) Regression Testing
5 6 (14.63%) Agile Software Development
5 6 (14.63%) Automated Testing
6 4 (9.76%) Web Design
6 4 (9.76%) PRINCE2
7 3 (7.32%) ETL
7 3 (7.32%) Logistics
7 3 (7.32%) Migration
7 3 (7.32%) Release Management
7 3 (7.32%) People Management
7 3 (7.32%) Performance Testing
7 3 (7.32%) Unit Testing
7 3 (7.32%) Business Analysis
7 3 (7.32%) Problem Management
8 2 (4.88%) Use Case
Programming Languages
1 15 (36.59%) SQL
2 11 (26.83%) Java
3 6 (14.63%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 14 (34.15%) Degree
2 10 (24.39%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
2 10 (24.39%) ISEB
3 2 (4.88%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (19.51%) QA
Systems Management
1 4 (9.76%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 10 (24.39%) HP
2 9 (21.95%) Microsoft
3 7 (17.07%) Oracle
4 6 (14.63%) IBM
5 4 (9.76%) Business Objects
6 3 (7.32%) Remedy
6 3 (7.32%) Niku
7 2 (4.88%) PeopleSoft
8 1 (2.44%) JBoss
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